The salary of a New York City teacher is the second highest in the country, according to data compiled by the American Association of Teachers, with an average annual salary of $80,639, according a study released Tuesday.
The New York Post reported that the average teacher salary in the United States has risen by more than $8,000 since 2011.
The average salary for a teacher in the District of Columbia is $74,000, according the Washington Post.
The study found that teachers in New York’s most expensive districts earn an average of $76,000 annually.
In the District, average salary is $80.6 million, with teachers in the Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens earning an average salary of about $72,000.
Average salary for teachers in Chicago is $82,000 and the average salary in Milwaukee is $77,000 according to the study.
A study by the National Education Association also showed that teachers are earning more than their counterparts in the state of New York, the United Kingdom, Australia, and France.
“New York State is a state that has high expectations for teachers and has set an extremely high bar for teacher salaries,” the study stated.
“In recent years, the New York State Teacher Salary Survey has shown a steep increase in teacher salaries, with a 4.4% increase over the past three years, which has increased to 5.4 percent in 2018.”
The survey shows that teachers earn $72.50 an hour in New Jersey, $70.30 an hour nationally, and $69.30 in California.
The report states that “the median pay in New England is the highest in all 50 states, with salaries in the Midwest, South, and West earning the highest average salaries.”
In the report, it is noted that New York is one of the states with the highest percentage of teachers with a bachelor’s degree.
New York has a teacher shortage, with nearly 70% of teachers employed in low-wage jobs, according TOEFL.
The state’s teacher shortage is one reason why a survey released last week showed that nearly 70,000 New York teachers were unemployed.
It also showed the state has one of highest teacher turnover rates, with New York having a teacher turnover rate of 2.4 per 100,000 students.
“The average teacher’s turnover rate in New Hampshire is 1.3 per 100 students, while New Jersey has the highest teacher attrition rate of 1.4,” the report states.
“Teachers have been asked to take on even more responsibility as their school is in a rapidly changing landscape,” it states.
The teacher shortage has been a major issue for the state since the state was declared a “national emergency” by the federal government in 2014, which resulted in layoffs.
Since then, there have been multiple legislative efforts aimed at boosting the number of New Yorkers teaching in the classroom.
“We’re doing our part,” New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said at the time.
“These are the kinds of policies that make our state stronger, so I’m proud to stand with the teachers and say they deserve a chance to do their jobs and do the work that we want them to do.”
New York currently has the lowest number of teachers per capita in the nation at 8,634, according data released by the New Jersey Department of Education.
The education department also released a report earlier this month showing that New Jersey teachers are paid the least in the world.
New Jersey’s teacher pay is $42,000 more than the national average, and teachers in all but two of the state’s counties are paid an average $84,000 annual salary.
“While it’s certainly not ideal, New York can and should do more to raise teachers’ salaries,” New Jersey Education Commissioner Daniel Bice, a Republican, said in a statement.
“If teachers can’t afford to teach, how can the rest of us?
That’s why I’m determined to make it easier for New York to raise its state-wide teacher pay.”